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‘Big risk’: California farmers hit by drought change planting plans

Reuters Christopher Walljasper writes on Californian farmers who are changing planting plans due to the state’s drought.

The C3 Take
  • Droughts in California are affecting planting patterns and projected crop yields.
  • State leaders in California have exasperated the effects of droughts by failing to adequately invest in reservoirs and other water infrastructure.
  • As the effects of climate change are felt we will need smart adaptation strategies at the state and federal level.

“Del Bosque, who grows melons, asparagus, sweet corn, almonds and cherries, said his operation could lose more than half a million dollars in income, and put many of his 700 workers out of work. He and other farmers say drought has been exacerbated by California’s lack of investment in water storage infrastructure over the last 40 years.”

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